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· May, 2007

Stories about Latin America from May, 2007

Bolivia: A Country Unites Behind FIFA Ban on Stadiums at High Altitudes

Stadiums located at 2500 m above sea level are no longer able to host international football matches according to a recent FIFA ban. This move sent the Bolivian government into...

Cuba: Today Show

“I'm sorry, but an American news outlet visiting Cuba isn't news. That they're not going to be able to score an interview with Fidel Castro is news.” Lawhawk shares his...

El Salvador: Preliminary Census Figures

Early returns from the first Salvadoran census since 1992 have found that there are less citizens in the country than expected. Tim Muth provides the prediction that “you can expect...

Bolivia: Residents of El Alto Fed Up With Bars

Residents of the city of El Alto took the streets and forcibly “closed” clandestine bars that were said to contribute to the rising delinquency of the city. Mario Duran, GV...

Peru: Interview with Archaeologist Guillermo Cock

C.J. Schexnayder of Kleph's blog recently sat down with famed Peruvian archaeologist Guillermo Cock, who led the effort to unearth thousands of mummies and tens of thousands of artifacts in...

Venezuela: More Protest Photos

GV Author Luis Carlos Díaz continues his on-the-ground coverage of the post-RCTV closure and adds another Flickr photoset.

Peru: Bloggers Featured for the First Time?

Bloggers Juan Carlos Luján and Vladimir Terán Altamirano were interviewed on the radio station Radio Libertad. Podcasts of the interview were posted on the Grupo Periodisimo Digital [ES] blog. This...

Cuba: US Visit to Spain

Child of the Revolution is waiting for the “diplomatic fireworks” that he predicts will ensue over Cuba during the US Secretary of State's visit to Spain this week.

Mexico: Shakira Concert in the Zocalo

More than 200,000 fans of the Colombian singer Shakira packed Mexico City's Zocalo to attend a free concert. Many of the fans waited the day before for a chance to...

Chile: Smog Makes Santiago Unlivable

C.hileno continues to write about the smog in the city of Santiago. On the days that it does rain in the city, he highly suggests to take advantage and watch...

Brazilian Express Loves (and jealousy) around the world

The Brazilian blogosphere entered in alert a few weeks ago when the major publish house Companhia das Letras (PT) announced a huge literary project. Idealized by Rodrigo Teixeira, the project...

Panama: Political Season Heating Up, The Return of Noriega, and Crime in Panama: a Love Story

Presidential elections in Panama are not scheduled until May 2009, but bloggers are already keeping a watchful eye out for any developments. Another interesting turn of events that will arrive...

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Media & Politics

“When media become political players themselves, they lose their credibility, and they betray the people who rely on them for truthful, accurate information.” Jeremy Taylor weighs in on the controversy...

Cuba: Health Care

Child of the Revolution refers to a New York Times article as he examines the Cuban health care system.

Colombia: Reactions to Paramilitary Chief's “Confession”

Colombian bloggers react to the testimony provided by paramilitary chief Salvatore Mancuso, in which he implicated many of the Colombian powerful and elite. Some think he should not be believed,...

Ecuador: Video of Candidate for Constituent Assembly

Ecuador Elige [ES] posts a YouTube video of an interview with Marcelo Ruiz, a pre–candidate for the Constituent Assembly.

Venezuela: RCTV Protest Photos

Luis Carlos Diaz posts a Flickr photo set featuring images from the May 28 protests against the closing of RCTV.

Honduras: Getting Used to a Kissing Culture

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve writes about Honduras and each city with their own “Kissing Culture.” Arriving in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, he was not used to greeting women with...

Argentina: Kirchner and Twitter

Could it be? LamarK! was recently added by President Nestor Kirchner as his friend on twitter or at least someone passing as the Argentine leader. However, he didn't fall for...

Guatemala: Asking About Guatemala

A poem called “Today, they me asked about you, Guatemala,” led Jorge Cabrera to reflect on the state of affairs in his native country [ES]. He writes, “Let's talk about...

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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